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Sinfonia Orchestra Concert

November 18, 2013

Premiere oboe soloist and University of Michigan professor Nancy Ambrose King will join the Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney for a concert that includes music by Franz Schubert and Richard Wagner.

Thursday, November 21
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

A Season of Fifths continues

As part of its 5th Anniversary Season, the University Center for the Arts presents a concert by the select ensemble, the Sinfonia Orchestra.


  • $7/CSU students
  • $1/youth (under 18)
  • $12/public

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787) or online.

Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

Schubert's symphony: Sans trumpets, timpani, and clarinets

Conducted by Wes Kenney, the select ensemble takes the stage as the University Center for the Arts celebrates its fifth anniversary season with the famous Schubert Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major.

Of all Schubert’s symphonies, this is perhaps one of his most unique. It is his only work in a chamber setting, foregoing the use of trumpets, timpani, and clarinets.

The American Record Guide describes King's oboe playing as, 'marvelously evocative, full of character, sultry and seductive, with a soft-spoken, utterly supple tone, and as musically descriptive as any we've heard.'Completed in 1816, the symphony resembles Mozart’s work, likely due to the infatuation Schubert had of his predecessor’s work, giving Schubert’s piece a tried and true quality that withstands the test of time.

Premiere oboe soloist joins orchestra

Joining the Sinfonia is University of Michigan professor Nancy Ambrose King for the Oboe Concerto in G minor by Lebrun.

King has appeared as a premiere oboe soloist throughout the United States and abroad, including performances with the St. Petersburg, Russia Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, and the Janacek Philharmonic, among many other premiere ensembles throughout the world.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and skillful professionalism to the stage at CSU.

As an added bonus to the celebration of anniversaries, the concert also celebrates the 200th year of the birth of the famous German composer, Richard Wagner, with his Siegfried Idyll.

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King to give lecture/masterclass/recital, Nov. 22

Nancy Ambrose King will also appear in OboeRAMA on Friday, November 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact: Carrie Care
Phone: (970) 491-5891